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Messenger Pouch Bag

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Category Sewing
Sizing Other
Style Hipster, Casual, Classic
Skey on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton canvas, cotton print (for applique), spray adhesive, fray check, trim

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What are you most proud of? I hand-drew and cut that bat applique myself. I'm rather proud of that considering I'm not a great drawer. Lol. I did make it a tad too big, so the tips of the wings got swallowed in the seam, but that's ok. :) This is also the first time I ever used a French seam. The bag does not have a lining and I do not own a serger. So to secure the raw edges (I didn't like the idea of it raveling on the inside!), I tried a French seam. It made the corners a bit funky, but overall it worked really well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? All because you intended to follow a pre-made pattern (commercial, from a book, website, whatever), does not mean you are bound to it. Go with your gut and think it through. Then suck it up and go for it!

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